PO Box 243, Lafayette Ny 13084
All of Lafayettes trails are closed !
If we get the snow that the weather guessers are predicting we may have the chance to open again.
Fabius to Pompey C5E, to Lafayette C5D, were groomed Friday night. Please keep in mind when choosing your route that Tullys trails are closed.
C5E from Fabius to DeRuyter was groomed Thursday night.
Morgan Hill, S50 and S51 were all groomed Wednesday night, the higher terrain is beautiful but the lower areas can be a little scratchy.
S53 was groomed the full length Tuesday night, use caution as the steep hill by Delphi is icy.
A lot of the snow base was spared from the thaw but conditions will be rock hard and icy until we get more snow, we will be grooming as the conditions allow. There is a warm-up in the forecast so get out there and ride while you can!!!
Always remember that there can be hazards on any trail at any time, more so at the start of the season until there is enough snow to groom and we get the chance to go out and check the trails.
There has been a trail change going from Lafayette to Pompey and we will be now traveling 7/10ths more of a mile going up Colton rd, please try and be quiet when you are near any homes and be respectful of any other motor vehicles that you encounter on the road, RIDE SAFELY!!!!!!
We have gone to double staking this season so always ride to the right and stay between the stakes!
The next club meeting of the 2013-2014 season will be Wednesday night, March 12th 7:30 pm downstairs at the Lafayette VFW and as always the club will be providing pizza and wings, all are welcome, hope to see you there! THINK SNOW!
Check out the new pictures of bridge work being done that are posted on our photo album and a big thanks to all who have worked so hard getting our trails and equipment ready for this season!
The Lafayette Trail Riders Snowmobile Club is one of the oldest continuously operating snowmobile clubs in New York State. We have been organized since 1969 and Incorporated since November 30th 1970. The clubs founding members did an excellent job of setting up our club correctly and very few changes have been made to the bylaws over the years.
We currently take care of 60 miles of trails in Villages of Lafayette, Pompey, Fabius, Delphi and DeRuyter, located within the counties of Onondaga, Cortland and Madison. We contact over 120 landowners within these boundaries.
Our grooming fleet consist of three class A groomers, a Tucker SnoCat a PB260D and a PB150D all pulling Mogul Master drags. Pictures of all are here on our website.
The purpose of the Lafayette Trail Riders snowmobile club is to promote safe and proper use of snowmobiles for recreation and commerce in accordance with approved standards of the Educational and Safety Section of the New York State Division of Marine and Recreational Vehicles.
To encourage snowmobile use and development while eliminating any detrimental effect.
To establish well - marked, safe snowmobile trails while avoiding inhabited areas wherever possible. To ensure a good relationship between property owners and snowmobile riders. To obtain permission from all landowners before using their property for a trail. To provide for the mutual assistance, enjoyment and improvement of it's members, both socially and physically.
Click HERE for more Photos
Click HERE for more Photos
To benefit the area in which the club is located. To aid in this objective, the club provides the required safety course prescribed by New York State Division of Marine and Recreational Vehicles for all children between the ages of 10 and 16. There is also an adult course.
Some area merchants even offer discounts to club members. Anyone who rides a snowmobile should support their local club. Without clubs there would be no trails.
Meetings of the Lafayette Trail Riders take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from Sept thru April, at the Lafayette VFW.
Another fall has come and gone and we are moving into hopefully a good winter season. One of the major projects that we have undertaken this Fall was the redecking of many of our bridges, this may of involved totally stripping the old deck boards or sometimes replacing just the bad boards. We have also added scab boards running the length of the bridges in a attempt save them from stud and carbide damage. PLEASE SLOW DOWN! when crossing a bridge and go down the middle where possible, not just for your safety but to help our bridges and our backs last a little longer. Ride Safe, Ride Right, and Every Hill is a Blind Hill!